As muffins go, these are fairly healthy. I resisted the temptation to pipe maple cream cheese frosting all over them (but don't let me stop you, in fact send me photos) and I reduced the butter and sugar content a fraction but they're honestly not as joyless as I'm probably making them sound.
I had a number of what I consider to Middle Eastern spices and condiments and wanted to perk up a Sunday roast chicken, with a combination of Preserved Lemon, Za'atar and Honey Roast Chicken.
This packs a big punch for such a quick and easy dish and is blissfully low in fat. Yes, my alter ego Mrs Portly is once again trying to be Mrs A-Little-Less-Portly and these whiskery little chaps are the dieter's friend.
The young women I met in Somaliland worry about the same things I do, but they are feeling fear instead of relief. Hunger is hurting families in Somaliland. Women, girls and mothers deserve our support. It's time to act before things get worse.
I usually make these muffins a couple of times a month on a weekend usually and often top these bad boys with melted dark chocolate or chocolate butter cream. The best thing about these muffins is that they are HONESTLY the quickest, easiest (self-proclaimed) BEST muffins to make in the entire world (probs)!
Weaning isn't anything to be frightened of. Neither is it a definitive, military operation, governed by strict rules and riddled with pitfalls and potentially calamitous consequences.
The health and fitness industry is quite frankly full of crap. There are so many nonsense nutrition myths out there that are so engrained in our beliefs that most people don't question them. I am here to bust through the bullsh*t.
George Osborne pulled yet another budget-related rabbit from the famous red suitcase last month. After a cunicular living wage hike and stamp duty ref...
I used lamb rump here but you can just as easily use chops or lamb steaks. And there are many variations on salsa verde: tweak and taste until you have something you like. It would be lovely with a handful of wild garlic chopped into it, if you can find some. Swap the tarragon for basil if you prefer it. The important thing is that it's green, herby and pungent.
Don't worry. This wasn't some elaborate bet that I lost. It wasn't something that I had planned to do, just to see if I could. In fact, I'm not sure it's even something I would have ever done if I hadn't been in a situation where, if I didn't eat vegan, I would have starved.
If you've spent any great deal of time on Facebook lately, you will have seen a growing number of short, colourful recipe videos from the likes of Tastemade and BuzzFeed's Tasty. Rarely longer than 90 seconds, these clips have a hypnotic quality which has captured the attention of millions - and set their mouths watering.
When it comes to reducing cholesterol; improving skin, hair and nail condition; and maintaining a healthy heart, oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, fresh tuna and sardines really are are a must-have ingredient to include in your diet. They're rich in heart healthy omega-3 which is really important for heart health.
A fillet of beef, what's known as a tenderloin in the US, is a princely cut and so it should be because it costs a king's ransom. For a special occasion though, it's a lovely thing to bring to the table and although it's expensive, there's no waste on it. And it's quick to cook. There, that's the self-justification out of the way.
The weekend brunch. Giving us carte blanche to booze before midday and eat a billion, béchamel-laden calories. I'm sure there are some that think this mid-way meal a waste of time and money, but they are deranged.
I adore one-pot cooking, finding it almost therapeutic. There's something incredibly relaxing about escaping to the kitchen, glass of vino in hand, slowly building up the flavours of my culinary creations.
Who doesn't love pizza? It's one of the great joys in life, and with such a wide range of available styles and toppings it's easily one of the most versatile foods around. But this time, we're taking the classic pepperoni pizza and giving it a twist.